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The test would avoid the ‘years of trial and error’ that
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38 U.S.C. § 1151 is VA's medical malpractice statute, which compensates claimants who suffer "qualifying additional disability"
as a result of surgical, or other medical, treatment administered by VA. Such benefits are to be awarded in the same manner
as if the "additional disability ... were service-connected." See 38 U.S.C. § 1151(a); see also Roberson v. Shinseki, 607 F.3d 809,
813 (Fed. Cir. 2010). The current provisions of 38 U.S.C. § 1151 make clear that compensation may only be awarded for a
"qualifying additional disability" that was proximately caused by carelessness, negligence, lack of proper skill, error in judgment,
or similar instance of fault on the part of VA in furnishing treatment, or by an event not reasonably foreseeable.
Citation Nr: 21051744 DOCKET NO. 12-23 618
Increased Ratings VA's schedular percentage ratings are based on the average impairment of earning capacity as a result
of service-connected disability. 38 U.S.C. § 1155; 38 C.F.R. § 4.1. If two disability evaluations are potentially applicable, the higher evaluation will be assigned if the disability picture more nearly approximates the criteria for that rating; otherwise, the lower
rating will be assigned. 38 C.F.R. § 4.7. All reasonable doubt will be resolved in favor of the claimant. 38 C.F.R. § 4.3.
A Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation rating reflects the rated condition in the approximate moment in time when the rating decision was made. Ratings in 10% increments reflect the severity of a disabling condition on an increasing scale from 0% to 100%. There are ratings above and beyond the standard 100% rating and those are reserved for the most acutely injured or ill veterans. It's accepted that over time a given disabling condition may become worse or more disabling and an upward adjustment to the rating should be considered. There are a few common sense steps to performing what is essentially a new application for a benefit...this one being an increase. To be sure you're eligible and can prove your claim, have a look at The Schedule For Rating Disabilities The Schedule is your guide to what you may be eligible for. You may learn that your current rating is already at the maximum or that your current rating is seriously deficient. You have to research it to know. Gather your evidence and records to support the increase. If there are civilian medical records, you have to gather those for yourself. Do not rely on VA to obtain your civilian records. It's time to file the claim.Be as precise as you can to describe just what it is that you want. Provide supporting evidence. I think that it's a good idea to go ahead and have an IMO done . File your Intent To File A Claim form and have an IMO done to provide when you finally get around to filing the claim for an increase. If you take the time to do a thorough job of crossing t's and dotting i's after you've filed your Intent to File form, an increase is a pretty sure thing. You have to go in with all the evidence you need though...do not depend on VA to help! If you're sure, go for it. If you aren't sure, you have some more work to do.
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Military Families in Hawaii Say They Are Being Sickened by Their Tap Water
The often debilitating condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be common among COVID-19 long-haulers.
What is a veteran? What is a protected veteran?
U.S. veterans are those who have served on active duty in the United States Armed forces
Medicare Premiums 2022: How much will you pay for Part B coverage?
The standard premium will have an increase of 14.5%
Nexus and IMO Letters
This is the CFR
Title 38 - Pensions, Bonuses,
and Veterans' Relief
Title: PART 17 - MEDICAL
The rate of opioid use disorder among patients in the Veterans Health Administration
(VHA) is 7 times higher than that of non-VHA enrollees.
Awards Under the Nehmer Court Orders for Disability or Death Caused by a
Condition Presumptively Associated With Herbicide Exposure
It's Your VA - Deal With It!
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired.
You quit when the gorilla is tired.
After a months-long surge that saw COVID-19 deaths among service members nearly triple,
there haven’t been any reported in the past two weeks
When You've Hit A Dead End
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs White House Hotline
855 - 948 - 2311 <Denis.McDonough@va.gov>
Yes, this really works. No, it doesn't ring in the White House. Be sure to include your DOB, your last 4, contact info...
a couple of numbers, your preferred email and such. Describe the problem as briefly as you can. Don't rant.
You will get a reply.
top doc rips staff for coming to work sick, not masking
“We have committed very real harm to a large number of patients this week,” Dr. Sarah Unterman,
chief of staff for the hospital, said in a memo excoriating the “horrific and disturbing” situation.
Department officials did not provide information on specifics of how many
unvaccinated individuals work in health care or jobs involving direct contact with veterans.
SSDI - TDIU
When you have taken a step back from work due to a disability, you may reach a point in your
recovery where you begin to wonder if, when, and how to best approach a return to work.
Get Some Hometown Help!
These are the folks that know your state and federal benefits the best. Your state provides service officers to help you navigate all your benefits. Check them out for state tax info, veterans claims, homelessness...and a lot
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go with the pros.
Not every veteran is automatically entitled to medical care from the VA.
Veterans must meet basic eligibility requirements for enrollment.
Did you see combat, enemy fire, or casualties?
Were you or a buddy wounded, injured or hospitalized? Do you have a claim pending for illness or injury related to your military service?
Do you have a service-connected condition?
Omaha woman sentenced to time served for threatening VA Hospital employees
Investigators say Tina Hardin told
medical staff she wanted to "shoot up the VA."
Disability benefits can enhance your independence and help you care for your family
Veterans’ Benefits Rating and Rates
Veterans who have disabilities, medical conditions or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service — no matter when or where they served — may be eligible to receive tax-free monthly benefits.
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”
Scholz has two lawsuits pending against the government under the
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 1346(b), 2671–2680.
(PCE or PERC) Acetone Trichloroethylene (TCE) Xylenes
Eugene L. Brice survived the Vietnam War, the 1968 Tet Offensive and 29 years in the U.S. Army,
but he is struggling to emotionally survive a recent trip to the grocery store.
for bilateral foot disability claimed
as secondary to carbon
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